WAGGGS climate change messages reach widespread audience
7 December 2011
Newspapers, websites and television and radio stations have publicised the climate change messages that were promoted by a WAGGGS delegation of 17 girls at the COP17 climate change conference.
The 17 girls gathered in Durban, South Africa, to encourage action against climate change and to highlight the role young women can play in climate change decisions.
Their efforts did not go unnoticed by the media. Read on to see what coverage WAGGS received.
|For more details of WAGGGS' climate change demands that were promoted at COP17, see the news article Young COP17 delegates demand action against climate change.|
The Highway Mail newspaper ran an article titled Girls tackle global warming at COP17. The article reported that WAGGGS believes girls and women are strong agents of change, and that WAGGGS' widespread membership gives it a strong voice against climate change.
Durban newspaper the Daily News published a news article on the WAGGGS delegation's climate change activism, and reported the message that women are disproportionately affected by climate change.
Outreach magazine published an article by WAGGGS on climate change, which explained that girls and young women should play a larger role in decisions on climate change.
South African television channel ETV invited WAGGGS to appear on its programme Sistahood to discuss what the WAGGGS delegation was doing at COP17.
Non-governmental organisation Responding to Climate Change (RTCC) posted on its website a video interview with two WAGGGS delegates on how to encourage action on climate change. Fatima Espinosa from Mexico and Tiffany Dick from South Africa told RTCC that food and water are among their biggest environmental concerns.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) website hosted videos of the WAGGGS press conference on climate change action which was held in partnership with the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), as well as the unmissable video of WAGGGS' unprecedented Cha Cha Slide dance at a COP17 plenary session.
The Looklocal website published an image gallery of the delegation's work at COP17.
Durban radio station 5FM reported on WAGGGS' COP17 activism in its daily news bulletins on 30 November.
South African radio station Bush Radio publicised a video of the WAGGGS delegates performing their climate change Cha Cha Slide outside COP17.